Scottish Watches Podcast #222 : Why We Love Watches and Collect Things with Watch Lover Dr Cecelia Watson

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 222nd episode of the Scottish Watches podcast. This podcast well probably be a memorable one. We are not only introducing someone new to our list of people we have interviewed, but we are also taking a more philosophical look at the madness that is buying these little objects that sit on our wrists. But Rikki and Dave are hosting this episode so some of these moments of enlightenment well be interrupted by the usual nonsense you all expect when listening to our podcast. Today’s guest is Cecelia Watson(@instagrammarian1), a friend of Dave, who was lured into a Red Bar event with the promise of champagne and I now is deep into this wonderful rabbit hole. She is a historian and philosopher of science, a collector of 18th, 19th, and 20th century grammar books and French scarfs, she talks about how all of that connects to appreciating watches. We also tackle questions like: Why do we collect? What is a collection? How much are we influenced by market value? Consider this your free therapy session for your watch troubles.  

Wristwatch check:

Cecelia is wearing the Rolex Millgauss 1019 from 1968.

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One of the reasons she was attracted to this watch is its tolerance of magnetic fields do to it containing a faraday cage shown in the pictures bellow.    

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Rolex Pepsi GMT from the 1980s. Cecelia’s fathers watch.

Rikki would be wearing the new version of the Raketa Copernic.

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We did a live unboxing of this watch on your Instagram @scottishwatches, you can now find it on the IGTV section of our posts. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIoHLhMBBZq/

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Dave is wearing nothing…but he was wearing his Konstantin Chaykin Joker Watch. Check out the review of this and another version of it on the Scottish Watches YouTube channel.

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Reviews of the Joker and the Night Joker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkQ43mOBRi0&t=10s

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If you are still usure of which design to chose from go listen to the interview with designer of the watch on our 215th episode and see if you get inspired. http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2020/12/23/scottish-watches-podcast-215-our-brand-new-swatch-x-scottish-watches-limited-edition-news/

Tudor strap making factory tour by Hodinkee.                                                                                                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAXOszUzFjM

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Interview with Nicholas from Fears watches. http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2020/09/28/scottish-watches-podcast-183-catching-up-with-nick-from-fears-watches/

Cecelia’s wish list:

F.P.Journe Chronomètre Bleu, Calibre 1304.

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These are a few examples of the watches made by Masahiro Kikuno.

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Thankfully, Adrian doesn’t live in London anymore as the Rolex Kermit has tripled in price and its going up.                                                                                

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Video with Martins of Glasgow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOWX-PxK6o

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We did talk about possible acquisitions for Rikki on the Scottish Watches live channel on the latest Scottish Watches Live. Go check it out. These live videos are being transformed into podcast if you what to hear us search Scottish watches Lugs edition on your podcast app of choice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fcHb5HAlho

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Dave’s Omega Seamaster Quartz.

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We have gained a new friend so remember to follow her on Instagram @instagrammarian1, her website, ceceliawatson.com and her books. Also leave us a review wherever you listen to our podcasts and follow us on our social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and several YouTube channels.